9 Android settings that'll strengthen your security

Credit to Author: JR Raphael| Date: Thu, 19 Apr 2018 09:30:00 -0700

You might not know it from all the panic-inducing headlines out there, but Android is actually packed with powerful and practical security features. Some are activated by default and protecting you whether you realize it or not, while others are more out of the way but equally deserving of your attention.

So stop wasting your time worrying about the Android malware monster du jour and which security company is using it to scare you into an unnecessary subscription, and take a moment instead to look through these far more impactful Android security settings — starting with the core elements and moving from there into some more advanced and easily overlooked options.

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Before you panic: 6 things to remember about Android security

Credit to Author: JR Raphael| Date: Tue, 17 Apr 2018 09:04:00 -0700

Android security sure can seem like a scary subject.

And it’s no wonder: Every few weeks, we see some new hair-raising headline about how our phones are almost certain to be possessed by demons that’ll steal our data, eat our ice cream, and pinch our tenders when we least expect it.

This week, it’s a series of Android malware monsters known as “ViperRat” and “Desert Scorpion” that has phone-holders everywhere trembling in their bootsies. (Kudos to whoever came up with those spooky-sounding names, by the way. It’s an art!) Last week, it was word that Android device-makers might be skipping security updates that had our hands a-shakin’.

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Facebook's data debacle is a wake-up call for Android users

Credit to Author: JR Raphael| Date: Thu, 05 Apr 2018 09:06:00 -0700

Whew. This whole Facebook data mess sure is spiraling into quite the fiasco, isn’t it?

Seems every day lately, there’s some new shocking twist to how everyone’s personal data was used (and abused) without their knowledge. While much of the issue revolves around Facebook itself and practices that are out of our control, there’s an angle that ties in directly to Android — and it’s one that’s important to think through, whether you use Facebook or not.

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Mobile Menace Monday: Fake WhatsApp can steal info from your phone

Credit to Author: Nathan Collier| Date: Mon, 02 Apr 2018 17:00:00 +0000

WhatsApp Plus has the potential to steal information, as it is a variant of Android/PUP.Riskware.Wtaspin.GB, a fake Whatsapp riskware that dates back to mid-2017.

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A week in security (March 26 – April 01)

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Mon, 02 Apr 2018 16:03:51 +0000

A roundup of notable security news from March 26 to April 1, including data breaches, encryption, exploit kits, and more.

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10 ways to protect your Android phone

Credit to Author: Jovi Umawing| Date: Wed, 28 Mar 2018 15:00:00 +0000

How can Android users balance the power of better tech with the safety of best cybersecurity practices? Here are a few tried and true methods to protect your Android phone.

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9 security tips for using mobile payment apps

Credit to Author: Rajiv Singha| Date: Tue, 27 Mar 2018 11:00:34 +0000

Do you find it convenient to shop and bank online using mobile payment apps? Most would have ‘yes’ as an answer. But, are we letting ‘convenience’ overshadow ‘security’? An attacker can easily get hold of your personal and banking information if the app or the mobile site you are using…

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9 safety tips for safe mobile payments

Credit to Author: Rajiv Singha| Date: Tue, 27 Mar 2018 11:00:34 +0000

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes Do you find it convenient to shop and bank online using mobile payment apps? Most would have ‘yes’ as an answer. But, are we letting ‘convenience’ overshadow ‘security’? An attacker can easily get hold of your personal and banking information if the app or the…

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A week in security (March 12 – March 18)

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Mon, 19 Mar 2018 16:53:29 +0000

A roundup of notable security news from March 12 to 18, including data theft, mobile malware, compromised clients, and more.

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